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A short history of the Ismailis : traditions of a Muslim community

Author: Farhad Daftary
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1998.
Series: Islamic surveys.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ismailis were until recently studied primarily on the basis of the records of their enemies. Taking into account newly recovered Ismaili texts, this book offers the only introduction based on modern scholarship.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Daftary, Farhad.
Short history of the Ismailis.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)39779145
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Farhad Daftary
ISBN: 9780748671281 0748671285 9780748679225 0748679227
OCLC Number: 820126490
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 248 pages).
Contents: Ismaili history and historiography : phases, sources and studies --
Origins and early history : Shiis, Ismailis and Qarmatis --
The Fatimid age : dawla and dawa --
The Alamut period in Nizari Ismaili history --
Later developments : continuity and modernisation.
Series Title: Islamic surveys.
Responsibility: Farhad Daftary.

Abstract:

The Ismailis were until recently studied primarily on the basis of the records of their enemies. Taking into account newly recovered Ismaili texts, this book offers the only introduction based on modern scholarship.

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